Edward John Mayer, 67, of Evergreen, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 17, 2019 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Ed was born August 18, 1951, in White Plains, NY, son of the late Joseph Sebastian and Ida (Gober) Mayer. Ed is survived by his beloved daughter Sydney Mayer, and former wife Suzie Eagleston, both of Evergreen; brother Joseph S. Mayer of White Plains, NY; and cousins Virginia Nolan-Palleschi of Riverhead, NY; Stephen Kanapes, Anna Hoermann, and Richard Kumpfbeck of Long Island, NY; Nancy McClintoch of AL; Anniemarie Kainz and Erika Marosits of Austria; and Gloria Mayer McSweeney of Hopewell Junction, NY. He is predeceased by his parents; aunts Anna (Gober)Wolf; Ella (Gober) Kanapes; Burgi (Gober) Kumpfbeck; Rosie (Gober) Gansfuss and uncles Stephan Gober of Austria; and Max Mayer of White Plains, NY.
He attended Syracuse University, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Colorado, where he received degrees in electrical engineering and power engineering. He worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation for more than 20 years and was a noted industry expert in power utility grids. He spent the last 26 years as an independent consultant/owner of Competitive Power Solutions where he taught power management and troubleshot electrical system problems globally. He was an incredibly hardworking and gifted engineer who, with his large-scale and high-stake projects, earned nothing but the highest of respect from professionals all over the world.
Ed enjoyed sports, travelling, a winning game of craps, the great outdoors, a good cigar, and a hearty laugh with loved ones. He was a unique, heartfelt, and brilliant soul who will be remembered and missed by everybody that knew him. Generosity, selflessness, and kindness were three of the things that Ed valued most. He constantly gave to others and went out of his way to ensure those he cared about were comfortable, content, and safe even above himself. He spent the last 18 years of his life raising his daughter. Of all things, he put the most pride in being a loving father and devoted friend to all those he met.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 23 at Christ The King Church in Evergreen, followed by burial services.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to UCHealth Anchultz Cancer Pavilion.